Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun function

7 senses of function

Sense 1
function, mathematical function, single-valued function, map, mapping -- ((mathematics) a mathematical relation such that each element of a given set (the domain of the function) is associated with an element of another set (the range of the function))
       => mathematical relation -- (a relation between mathematical expressions (such as equality or inequality))

Sense 2
function, purpose, role, use -- (what something is used for; "the function of an auger is to bore holes"; "ballet is beautiful but what use is it?")
       => utility, usefulness -- (the quality of being of practical use)

Sense 3
function, office, part, role -- (the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group; "the function of a teacher"; "the government must do its part"; "play its role")
       => duty -- (work that you are obliged to perform for moral or legal reasons; "the duties of the job")

Sense 4
function -- (a relation such that one thing is dependent on another; "height is a function of age"; "price is a function of supply and demand")
       => relation -- (an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together)

Sense 5
function -- (a formal or official social gathering or ceremony; "it was a black-tie function")
       => social gathering, social affair -- (a gathering for the purpose of promoting fellowship)

Sense 6
affair, occasion, social occasion, function, social function -- (a vaguely specified social event; "the party was quite an affair"; "an occasion arranged to honor the president"; "a seemingly endless round of social functions")
       => social event -- (an event characteristic of persons forming groups)

Sense 7
routine, subroutine, subprogram, procedure, function -- (a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program)
       => software, software program, computer software, software system, software package, package -- ((computer science) written programs or procedures or rules and associated documentation pertaining to the operation of a computer system and that are stored in read/write memory; "the market for software is expected to expand")

Antonyms of verb function

1 of 3 senses of function

Sense 1
function, work, operate, go, run -- (perform as expected when applied; "The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in"; "Does this old car still run well?"; "This old radio doesn't work anymore")
       Antonym of malfunction (Sense 1)
      => malfunction, misfunction -- (fail to function or function improperly; "the coffee maker malfunctioned")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb function

3 senses of function

Sense 1
function, work, operate, go, run -- (perform as expected when applied; "The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in"; "Does this old car still run well?"; "This old radio doesn't work anymore")

Sense 2
serve, function -- (serve a purpose, role, or function; "The tree stump serves as a table"; "The female students served as a control group"; "This table would serve very well"; "His freedom served him well"; "The table functions as a desk")
       => suffice, do, answer, serve -- (be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity; "A few words would answer"; "This car suits my purpose well"; "Will $100 do?"; "A 'B' grade doesn't suffice to get me into medical school"; "Nothing else will serve")

Sense 3
officiate, function -- (perform duties attached to a particular office or place or function; "His wife officiated as his private secretary")
       => serve -- (do duty or hold offices; serve in a specific function; "He served as head of the department for three years"; "She served in Congress for two terms")

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